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Getting Back On Track Secrets

Slip-ups are inevitable. What is the best way to get on track when things do not go according to plan?

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Over Coming Sugar Cravings!

As many of us on diets know, sweets are some of the hardest things to resist and the craving for sweets can sometime become unbearable! Many of us believe that in order to overcome sweet cravings, we have go cold-turkey on sweets. I have tried to lose weight many times and have failed. I believed t...

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Write it down

I found that one way to be successful is to write everything down. That means everything: food, drinks (yes water too), exercise, feelings.

It feels good to get it down and out of your head. I had a hard time with this at first, but after getting off track so many times and not...

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Drink diet green tea to get on track

Lipton Diet Green Tea, Citrus or Mixed Berry, or my own green iced tea with stevia, lemon slices, lime slices.

I use this on trips (the bottled Liptons) to keep on track. I will often make my own at home because I do try to avoid too many artificial sweeteners like aspartame.

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Occupy your hands to curb evening snacking.

I have found that there is a relationship to mindless snacking while relaxing watching TV in the evenings and idle hands. When I knit, crochet or hand sew I don't keep getting up and down to the pantry looking for something to eat. The fact that I don't want to dirty the item I am working on means ...

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On Track after Gastric Bypass Surgery

Angie has spent much of her life on a roller coaster of weight loss and weight regain. She went through stages where she would starve herself and times when she gained weight quickly. She tried 357ís in high school (caffeine pills with 357 grams of caffeine) only to cause thyroid and pituitary gland...

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Baby Steps Count!

Don't beat yourself up! Take those baby steps that worked in the past

Since you have had past success in any area, you know you can do it again.One step a day gets you one step closer to your goals than you were yesterday.

It is easy to get overwhelmed when you reach for that final goa...

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Pineapple stops the feeling of bloat & MINDFUL eating

When I over eat at the holiday meals, picnics,birthdays,& reunions. I am always stuck with that awful bloating I call it the turkey dinner day meal! I read if you eat pineapple that feeling of bloat goes away. i thought yep right noway!! Well the 2 back to back picnics did it last weekend. I bought...

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Re-birth of myself

I have been through a lot through the years. I have always been big and picked on for it. I never really had any health issues. I have been abused many times physically and emotionally through the years. In 2002 I was told I have osteoarthritis after injuring my back. In 2009 I was diagnosed with a ...

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Positive self talk!

These are the positive things I have done for the past week that have helped me get back on track after being away from SP for the past 2 months.

I set a goal of how much I will walk each day and kept it. Don't talk yourself out of walking each day. Consistency is key. I Use my tracking ...

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SparkPeople App Tips and Tricks

Maximize all the benefits the apps has to offer! Be sure get the most SPARK POINTS possible by logging your food, read articles, post a BLOG, update youíre STATUS, and weigh in after you've been on the program four days! :) Update your BLOG and comment on other folks BLOG posts! Update your STATUS, ...

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